NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Board of Health extended Davidson County’s emergency health declaration until June 30.
Dr. Alex Jahangir, who chairs the board, led a virtual meeting Thursday where he explained that if the order was allowed to expire on May 31, Mayor John Cooper’s four-phased reopening plan would have been canceled and everything would be allowed to reopen immediately.
The board will meet again in the second week of June to decide whether to cancel the order, allow it to expire on June 30, or extend it again.
COVID-19 in Tennessee
(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST for every county other than Davidson. Information for Davidson comes from the Metro Public Health Department.)
Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.
High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.
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